South Cumbria Rivers Trust is running a Himalayan Balsam bashing volunteer day

Roll up, roll up for another Balsam Bashing season! Fancy getting stuck in and making a visible difference to the landscape? Well then Balsam Bashing is for you.

Balsam Bashing refers to pulling Himalayan Balsam, a rapidly growing invasive non-native species (INNS)! Himalayan Balsam outcompetes native plants, which can cause erosion to riverbanks and loss of habitats. The trick is to go back to the site every year for about three years until it is eradicated from the area.

Not only are you helping to protect the area but you get an opportunity to meet new people and get more hands on with nature. Dedicated volunteers run these sessions with the help of SCRT and this year we’re back in and around the Rothay in order to stop its spread.

Details of each event will be distributed nearer the time. But for now, if you’d like to sign up, please e-mail: [email protected]

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